I didn’t want to be the one to have to tell you this, but summer ends next weekend.
Unofficially, of course. But if you follow the pathways of national holidays, you have a week to finish your summer books, family excursions, that golden tan and the wearing of white.
Well, most fashionistas will tell you that whole no-wearing-white-past-Labor-Day thing is an outdated idea. In the Valley, where the heat follows the calendar right into October most years, white attire is even more de rigueur.
But there’s no getting around the fact that fall, while not in the air, is definitely about to be in the festivals, starting Sunday.
You read that right: Sunday – as in tomorrow. The autumn celebrations gear up by mid-September and rumble right through October.
Following is a rundown of the bigger festivals coming up in the Valley and Mother Lode. The first four can be considered summer affairs, but it’s all about fall after that.